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killed newtown, conn.. here is what we know at this hour. connecticut school. students massacred in their emotion. developing news at five. more than a dozens children shot and killed at an elementary in new town, connecticut. tonight many questions remain, but here is what wepam gives us the latest here is what we know about shooting in new town, connecticut at this hour. 27 the gunman. 20 of the victims are young children. police are questioning the brother of the shooter. and the gunmans mother has been found dead in his home. catherine heenan is standing >>catherine: newtown is 80 miles northeast of new york city. the scene of the shooting, is a relatively wealthy community founded 3=hundred years ago, just after nine this morning, it became the scene of one of the country's >> i just got a message saying there was an unconfirmed shooting >> we immediately jumped in the car and came down here >>catherine: parents arriving at the school found a nightmare scene. >> "i just heard the principal was shot and killed. i heard some kids were shot. a teacher mrs. hammons was shot." >>
>> an interfaith prayer vigil wrapped up in newtown, connecticut just over an hour ago. that's the location where 20 children and 6 adults were killed in an elementary school shooting. more than 2000 people packed the high school to hear president obama offer words of comfort and condolences on behalf of the entire country. tory dunnan is live in newtown, connecticut. prayers >> the lord is my shepard. i shall not want >>reporter: and 26 candles.for the 26 lives lost. in newtown, connecticut sunday night, more than two thousand people gathered to grieve and to mourn. after meeting with the families of those gunned down inside sandy hook elementary school, president obama tried to offer comfort in the aftermath of an unthinkable ahoy crime. >> oi am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow or can heal your wounded hearts, i can only hope it helps that you know you are not alone in your grief >>reporter: outside the high school and around newtown, there are memorials. candles, teddy bears and momentos left by people who traveled many >> to let ever
young children at a connecticut elementary school. tory dunnan joins us from newtown with new information on the victims. >>reporter:27 people were killed yesterday. most of them. children just 6 and 7 years old. we can now put names and faces to those killed at sandy hook elementary school. among them, 27-year- old first grade teacher, victoria soto. her family says she died trying to protect her students. robbie parker lost his daugter emilie. >> "she always had something kind to say about anybody. she is an incredible person and i am so blessed to be her dad." >>reporter: the state medical examiner said he believes all the children killed were first graders as police continue to search for evidence in every "crack and crevice" of the school, the community is trying to figure out just how to cope. " when tragedies like this occur, people often look for answers, an explanation of how this could have occurred. but the sad truth is, there are no answers. no good ones, anyway." "the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school is a stark contrast to the feel you get walking thr
. but first - catherine heenan has more on the connecticut school massacre. catherine? >>catherine: it's been four days since the school shooting in connecticut. the people of newtown are trying to return to some sense of routine.even as more children are buried. the children headed back to school tuesday were met by specially trained teachers. those staffers spent monday with experts - learning how to best handle the aftermath of the tragedy. the children >> one of the best things that we could do is have a sense of a return to normalcy. school as part of that. >>catherine: the children of sandy hook elementary are 'not' back in class yet. and probably won't be until after christmas. moving trucks continue to empty out their building.moving equipment to a vacant middle school where they'll go back to class.meantime.the sad string of funerals continued. 6-year-old jessica rekos is one of the 20 children gunned down friday morning. her funeral service began only minutes after another one - for classmate james mattioli - had wrapped up. while investigators promise answers in what happened. man
of the children got to his house telling him what he saw. people in newton, connecticut gathered for the first of many funerals. >> reporter: some of the schools here in newton, connecticut will reopen as the community continues to grieve. carrying a tiny coffin to its final resting place, this scene will become too familiar in newton, connecticut in the coming days as family and friends say good-bye to loved ones. two six-year-olds, jack pinto and noah pozner were laid to rest. >> your heart has toache -- to ache. >> reporter: support is pouring in from around the country. >> amazing people that far away care about us. >> reporter: this community is beginning the task of moving forward. monday trucks arrived to move supplies from sandy hook elementary school to another school where the children will resume classes. the tragedy sparked a debate over gun control in a culture of violence in america. >> gun violence is a national tragedy that demands more than words. that is why we need immediate nation action. >> we haven't done enough to fulfill our number one obligation to protect our children
in newtown, connecticut today. as well as attend an interfaith vigil where he will speak. federal agents plan to target gun stores and shooting ranges across connecticut in hopes of finding clues about the gunman, adam lanza. it has now been revealed that there is no link between lanza's mother and the school. contrary to earlier reports that said nancy lanza was a teacher at sandy hook elementary. rene marsh continues our coverage. >> this quiet new in town is searching for answers. >> i am also a teacher i could not know how or what she realized. >> her friend, victoria soto died protecting her students. the names and ages of the 20 children were released on saturday. one of those children is emily. >> my daughter is one of the first that would be giving her support to support. >> as we move on from what happened here, what happened to so many people let it not turn into something that defines us. something that inspires us to be better, more compassionate and more humble. >> the governor of connecticut and turk to speak and echoed the sentiments. >> there will be to discussions about publi
, connecticut. president obama traveled to new town to come for the families of those killed at sandy hooke elementary. he also took part in an emotional memorial service for the victims last night. we will now go witlive with rene mars mr sh from new town. >> the nation continues to mourn. the first funerals for two of the students will be held today. >> we will never forget. on sunday morning more than 2000 people came out. >> we offer you our tears and our pain. hour anour anger and our sour. >> we will share with you and try to ease this heavy burden. >> the president's stated that more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must end. and in that we must change. >> they just told us here in connecticut that both the school and a home where adam used to live will be shutdown and closed indefinitely. they said that they will still be considered a crime scenes definitely for months. he stated that it will be up to the town officials to decide what to do with sandy hooke middle school after the investigators have cleared up. they stated they're not sure whether not the
said classes will resume tomorrow. >>> another day of funerals in newtown, connecticut, today. two were victims were laid to rest while a wake was held for another. citizens and investigators continue to try and make sense of the tragedy there. >> reporter: tearful morning and the secretary day of funerals in newtown. >> it's still not real that my little girl so full of life -- [ crying ] >> -- who wants a horse so badly isn't coming home. >> reporter: it was back to class for most. with the recent tragedy on students' minds. >> the really big thing in the world right now. and how can't you think about it? it's so close to you. >> reporter: the teachers' union said educators will discuss friday's mass shooting in an age-appropriate manner. sandy hook elementary students have not returned to class. they'll be moved to another facility in a neighboring county. trucks carrying supplies have been leaving the school which is a scene still. >> president obama supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> reporter: connecticut's
in new town. connecticut. 20 of those victims. are young children. as the nation mourns. investigators continue to search for answers. about the gunman. and why he went on this rampage. maribel aber. is in newtown with the latest. >> tragedy in a small connecticut community. "evil visited this community today" >> police say a shooter struck sandy hook elementry school in newtown friday morning. >> "there were 18 children pronounced dead at the hospital. six adults scene" >> a parent inside the school at the time said she believed at least 100 rounds had been fired. the alleged shooter is dead and police have recoveredthe first 9-1-1 call came in around 930 am, police shooter search. >> "there were police with rifles and handguns, they were on the roof, they were surrounding the school, they were going in through the roof." "our main objective was to evacuate as quickly and efficiently and as possible school." >> president obama ordered u-s flags to half-staff in honor of the victims. speaking about the children killed, he fought back tears. >> "they had their entire lives ahead of them
connecticut. the suspect - also dead. and his mother found killed at latest. >> police said that 26 people were killed at sandy hook elementary. 20 of the victims were children between the ages of 5-10. it is one of the deadliest school hi shootings. and why not of history. >> evil visited the school. >> the shooter and visited the school it was a horrific scene. for mutual experience we never seen anything like this is heart wrenching for us as it is for the families. >> the suspect is a 20 year- old adam lanza who shot himself after he fired 100 rounds killing 20 students. police implemented a search. it, there were police with rifles on the roof, and surrounding the school. >> the families have been notified with preliminary investigation in process of elimination of the families have been told. >> flags were ordered at half staff. >> they had their entire lives ahead of them birthdays, graduations. weddings. kids of their own. >> at this vigil, the search for answers to difficult questions. >> understand that a test is just that. the rise and answer. and respond to. >> this community i
>> our top story this morning tragedy at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. investigators are trying to piece together information about the shooter. including what could have motivated him to kill more than 20 people. many of them innocent children. >> the nation as mourning the victims of friday's school massacre in new town, connecticut. the shooter is dead and now authorities have the daunting task of identifying the victims. renee marsh joins us now with the latest. >> the most common question is why. as residents came together at this visual friday night. law enforcement continue to piece together what happens. >> we know that this will be mass of and it is a big puzzle that we have to put together. at the center of the puzzle we have the 20 year-old who has been identified as the shooter. he had no known criminal record. he was dressed in black fatigue. >> he was always settle different. he kept hisself. i do not think you could say you could predict this. >> nowhere is this sadness more powerful than the small community. >> the press is waiting for a press conferen
recently in connecticut. >> parents must come get your children to sign out this is added a precaution to insure that students arrive home safely. >>reporter: when you read that what do you think? >> i actually got a phone call first i was a little bit panicked. because of things last week, the campus and then in connecticut. so we whir worried. and it's scary because it was happening school after school. it is very scary. >>reporter: the parents also have to wait quite a while to collect their children. there was a long line of parents and i can tell you that a spokesperson said that this was a precaution. just to make sure that everybody is okay. reportingscott rates is live at john f kennedy middle school. >>pam: thank you, scott. developing news tonight. a shooting on a south bay freeway. sky-7 hd, abc 7 news. this closed the complete not far away, but un-related to the freeway shooting, a pre-school was locked down for several hours this afternoon. this is video from sky-7 hd, abc 7 news. the 'good samaritan' preschool near cupertino village, and the surrounding neighborhood, was
shooting. >> today, children across connecticut saw something classes. uniformed police are in or around most of the state's schools. but sandy hook school in newtown remains closed and may never reopen. truckloads desks, shelves, bulletin boards and abandoned backpacks. taken from the scene of the massacre to a recently closed school in nearby monroe. the former middle school is where the sandy hill students will resume classes. volunteer contractors spent the weekend installing smaller facilities for the younger students. >> when the children come in whenever the school has started they walk into a classroom that looks as close as possible as their classroom that they left." >> the sandy hill school remains a crime scene. state police working around the clock to determing what happened. >> we did sees significant evidence of the residents. it is a very painstaking processwe're going to do everything. that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence, we're examining every facet of it, that we conduct as many interview to do paint a clear picture as to exactly how and why t
was " aloha". >> we will be right back. >> in the wake of the deadly connecticut elementary school shooting, we are hearing more stories of courage and heroism. gene rosen lives near the school in newtown. friday morning, before anyone knew what had happened, he discovered six terrified children in a school bus driver on the front lawn. it rosen invited them into his home. he describes what happened next. >> when the kids stated that they could not go back because their teacher is dead and bay could not go back. i could not accept that. i just kept listening to them and when they talk more one of them stated that it was a big gun and a small gun. they stated that there was blood, and there was blood. i prayed. >> the teacher was 27 year- old vicotoria soto. she reportedly shielded her students in the corner of the room to get away from the gunfire. the kids and somehow got away and were able to get to rosen's home. rosen gave them some jews and some of his grandson's toys to comfort them, then he called their parents. >> we have clear skies outside and it is along the temperatures to drop.
's see if it stays that way. >> police in connecticut are responding right now to reports of the shooting at an elementary school. this is an attack and the account of news and kinetic and which is near banbury. we have reports that a teacher and a student may have been hit by gunfire but those are not a concerconfirmed. we will continue to monitor the developing story out of connecticut and bringing more informations as it comes. >> the most important thing we can do right now is make sure the middle class taxes do not go up. that's the best thing for the economy, the best thing for american families and if we do that soon as already pass this bill. house democrats are ready to pass that i'm ready to sign, the only hold out right now are the house republicans. if we get that done, that will take the edge of things. we will still have to deal with some of the deficits and debt problems that means 98 percent of americans, 97 percent of small businesses will not see their taxes go out. we should get that done. >> the president and speaker house aide john baker met thursday for their first f
in connecticut where president obama met privately with the families of friday's school shooting victims to offer his condolences. >> 26 people died friday after a gunman opened fire inside sandy hook elementary school. >> renee marsh in newtown >> today the first and will be held for to sandy hook students. 60 jack pinto and six your old noah posner. >> on sunday more than 2000 people came out for a memorial service to remember the 26 allies cut short after a 40 save 20 year-old adam landsa shot his way into sandy hook elementary and open fire. >> >> president obama traveled to new town where he met with them in the victims'. >> the portion of sadness that we can share with you to ease its heavy load we will gladly bear it. >> the president praised the community for pulling together and said more needs to be done to protect our children. >> these tragedies must spend. to end them we must change. >> for some lawmakers the shooting here in new town conn was a tipping point. senator dianne feinstein said she would introduce a bill to ban assault waweapons. >> as you heard renee mention gun-control
practice with his mother. >> we are live this morning in new town connecticut. i am renee marsh. >> communities across the bay area are paying their respects to the victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. >> dozens of people attended a vigil last night at first presbyterian church in burlingame. >> many of those in attendance say they are in the same profession as some of the victims to empathize with their families. >> i am happy to protect the the children in such a heartfelt and selfless way. >> we tried the as we could. >> the will comes as the new town community holds its first funerals were the victims of friday's massacre. >> bay area schools have also seen their share of violence. >> the west contra costa county school district has been beefing up security of the last several years. >> homeelmes middle school in san paulo is considered a model for how to protect students. >> the school has five community safety officers and a local police officer keeping an eye on the property. also students and staffers have to wear photo ids. and just six months ago more
in the connecticut school shooting. today the first filling will be funeral will be held for a six year-old jack cancer. on sunday more than 2000 people can call for a memorial service to remember the 26 lives cut short after authorities say 20 year-old adam lands of shot his way into sandy hook elementary and opened fire. >> we offer you our tears in our pain. our anger and our sorrow. >> president obama traveled to town where he met with the families and spoke at the service. >> what ever portion of sadness that we could share with you to these this heavy load we will gladly bear. >> the president raised a community for pulling together and said " more needs to be done to protect our children. >> to end this we must change. >> the gun law debate renewed. democratic senator dianne feinstein of california says that last month she plans on introducing a bill that will ban assault weapons. as far as the investigation goes we note investigators are still practice sayininvestig inside handy sandy hook elementary. >> we have more details on the shooting authorities say multiple 30 round magazines and
shooting and the neighborhood burglaries. in new town, connecticut today. more tears. and more heartbreak. as three more students and a teacher who all died in the massacre at sandy hook elementary. were laid to rest. one of those victims. 27-year- old victoria soto. died while shielding children from the gunfire. her family says, she was committed to her students. earlier tonight. members of several nearby communities gathered at western connecticut state university in danbury. for the "tribute to new town". a special event of support for the grieving town. in his initial remarks about the shooting which took the lives of 20-school children. president obama promised meaningful action to prevent gun violence. today. he took the first step toward that goal. grant lodes is standing by with more on that. grant ? return to index of stories... president obama talking tough this morning.about the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. and today we learned vice president joe biden will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendatio
suburbs in connecticut. in the big apple, someone with the median income of 68=thousand dollars could afford less than 30 percent of the homes. in san francisco, incomes are higher, but so are home prices. more than two=thirds of the homes are too expensive for a median=income buyer. orange county is third on the national list. followed by los angeles and connecticut's fairfield county. san jose rounds out the top six, despite a high median income of 105=thousand dollars. real estate is too expensive there for more than 50 percent of the residents. >> grant lodes, kron 4 news. >>jacqueline: temperatures were slightly warmer in the 60s for most of the bay area. 60s in the santa rosa. 63 in oakland, 61 in san mateo. as we go for the overnight hours it is going to be very cold it is already quite chilly in a number of locations with areas of dense fog. we're already seeing that in the north bay. with sunny skies and mild expected tomorrow and even nicer on sunday let us take a look on futurecast is shows widespread 40's for the overnight hours with the 30's that extent with the 40 degree
in newtown, connecticut, the community is coping with a steady stream of funeral processions. rene marsh has the story from newtown. >> another day brings heartbreaking funerals in a town try to figure out how to heal. >> the teachers in the sandy hook are struggling. >> thursday, more children including a six year-old will be laid to rest. they bid farewell to 27 year-old, victoria soto (music) >> paul simon, a family friend of soto perform " sound of silence" wednesday night, 3000 people gathered at western connecticut university for a tribute to the victims. the tragedy has been national debate over gun control. president obama is pledging to take action. the newtown united, a new form a group is calling for sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that we are burying. >> we have learned that the day before her death, she just returned from a short trip to a luxury resort in new hampshire. in recent years she felt comfortable about leaving her son at home non-supervised. >> we're all going to continue to keep you updated with chilly conditions in the north bay. mid upper 20s. the
yet to be scheduled. donelson's family members >> more than two weeks after the newtown, connecticut shooting rampage, adam lanza's body has been claimed for burial. that's according to the new york times. the paper wasn't able to learn from the state medical examiner who took him. on december 14th, lanza shot and killed 26 people, sandy hook elementary schoolbefore that massacre, lanza home nearby. police haven't given ait's the 11th hour and still no fiscal cliff deal on the table. when we return. we take a look at lawmakers final push to beat the new years deadline for a compromise. ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >>> another day gone and still no deal on the fiscal cliff. if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. senate majority leader harry reid says while negotiations are on-going, the senate will not vote on any
effort to ban assault weapons and to pay respect to the victims and families in newtown, connecticut. kron4's jeff pierce has the story. >> we are here to represent the twenty six people who were massacred in newton connectticut (naming of vitims) >> reporter: local members of the brady campaign the national group that has crusaded for the ban of assault weapons for over three decades laid on the cold concrete of justin hermin plaza in san francisco saturday afternoon. >> we've been losing children to gun violence for a long time, i'm hoping this is the straw that broke the camels back. >> it has a greater impact when it is twenty kids at once there is something about first graders that strikes peoples hearts. >> reporter: the brady campaign and others like them are mobilizing to keep the dialogue this national tragedy has created in the forefront of their effort to ban assault weapons. >> i'm hoping that these twenty six people did not die in vain that these twenty children, their lives have to mean something and this is what they are going to mean. >> reporter: the campaign is enco
of support for stricter gun laws following the school shooting it in connecticut. >> he says in response to an on-line petition we hear you. the president posted this video earlier this morning. >> from all 50 states touches of thousands of people have signed petitions to take serious steps to address the epidemic of gun violence. >> i want to take a minute to respond to let you know we hear you. >> like the majority of americans i believe the second amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms. we have a strong tradition of gun ownership has been handed down from generation to generation. >> the fact is most gun owners in america are responsible. they buy their guns legally and use them safely. >> it is encouraging that most gun owners have stepped up to say there are steps we can take to prevent more tragedies like the one in new town. >> steps to protect our rights and protect our kids. >> the president has called on congress to pass legislation that bans the sale of military assault style weapons and high capacity ammunition clips. >> is also asked senator-- vice-president j
in last week's connecticut shooting. >> singing songs, play in lighting candles the bond together to express their pain. >> it was really important for us to gather together to bring it was again the to have a sense of community is best during the holidays i season. >> the pta collected pictures, points, and donations which will be sent to the victims of the family in connecticut. >> fairfield police say, this teen friend to carry out attacks similar to the massacre in connecticut. >> now, the 18 year-old is facing felony criminal press charges. investigators say sergio cabada posted a message on line saying he supported the school shooter and thought of doing something similar. >> within hours of posting the message, investigators tracked down the team in the city of suisun. >> gun sales of one gunshop in livermore are approved. >> grandy collins owner of the j and our guns supply shop says he believes sales at its shop skyrocketed because people are concerned about two things. >> their protection and possible changes to gun laws. >> isn't as holiday season, he was still in there
. >> in washington, i am karen caifa. >> and now to connecticut were new details are emerging about sandy hooke elementary school gunmen adam lanza. for those who know him say that he was an awkward, peculiar kid who wore the same close to school every day. if they say that glance up rarely spoke once. is that he gave school presentations entirely by computer. he never said a word. >> and former high-school classmate says that lands the plague of violent video games, he always chose a military-style assault rifle as one of his weapons. lanza used an assault rifle the day of the school massacre. the details emerge one day after the nation calls for a moment of silence to remember the victims. >> in the south bay, a new gunshop is set to open today. that brings the debate of gun control to lost out as. templar sports will open its doors just one block from a playground. some residents like the idea, they said the locally owned a business will bring much-needed revenue to the community. others are against the gun shop in light of the connecticut shooting and a recent battle over gun control. templ
to read the names of the children and adults killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. as the debate over how to happened in newtown connecticut continues. the national rifle the northbay was bombarded with heavy rainfall. in corte madera heavy rains kept some christmas shoppers at home. the rain brought with it flooding to many parts of the north bay. crews worked to clear roadways and make it safe for those who braved the >> i braved the rainfall, to get at the shopping done. >> a much needed break from the rain today will allow last minute shoppers to get their shopping done today before more showers arrive for christmas. please make readable for anny the raiders playing out the >> po 42 degrees rebels, with locally dense fog. novado, 42 degrees--right now. there is a storm system ruling through the pacific. just in time for the holiday, is brewing that storm system- over the pacific. mainly cloudy conditions for christmas day. you can see heavier rainfall for santa rosa. even towards petaluma. and just light rainfall for the bay bridge, oakland and delta and portio
. >>catherine: ofriday's tragic shooting in connecticut is re-igniting the debate over gun control in america. what prominent lawmakers are saying. and a local expert weighs in on the effort to prevent future tragedies - by tracking warning signs. >> we had rainfall in the bay area. just trace amounts in livermore with more wet weather, the futurecast coming up after the break. >>catherine: andnow for a look at our top stories at eight-thirty. the funerals for 2 of the 26 shooting victims killed in a connecticut school were held today. as that was happening - school supplies were being trucked to a different school building - where classes will eventually resume. and that connecticut community is getting an outpouring of support from around the country. tonight in burlingame, dozens of people attended a vigil for the victims. and many people turned out for gun buy-back programs in both san francisco and oakland. we're learning tonight just how successful those programs turned out to be. people got 2-hundred dollars for every gun that was handed over. nearly 600 guns were turned in gun contro
school massacre - 20 were children. obama is taking a stronger has more on the connecticut school massacre. catherine? the children headed back to school tuesday were met by specially trained teachers. those staffers spent monday with experts - learning how to best handle the aftermath of sandy hook elementary are 'not' back in class yet. and probably won't be until equipment to a vacant middle school where they'll go back to class.meantime.the sad string of funerals jessica rekos is one of the 20 children gunned down friday morning. her funeral service began only minutes after another one - for classmate james mattioli - had wrapped up. while investigators promise answers in what happened. many wonder if it will ever really be clear why 20-year- old adam lanza did this. the fbi is trying to recover information from his hard 'the kid knew what he was doing' - referencing the fact adam apparently deliberately destroyed his hard drive to erase valuable evidence. a home search turned up no mental health medication. and authorities say lanza left no note or letter. no explanation
hasn't been set. >> connecticut's medical examiner says nancy lanza was shot in the head four times while she was asleep. the gunmen adam lanza is believed to shot himself in front of bed. belts is to deny that lands that attended sandy hook but a school administrator and former classmate classmate old say he did. lanza was home school for some of his schooling. >> it is cold out there! we will be back with more in a couple of minutes. >> welcome back, 6:10 a.m. is the time and we had our eye on the weather because it is cold. so called this morning that napa is below freezing. north of the golden gate bridge you could see this live shot. and napa it is 28 degrees right now. it is a cold morning! we will have sunshine later sometime today. everyone can enjoy those clear skies later but right now it is cold. >> it's worse than 28, it is 24 with the wind chill! russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a measure banning the adoption of russian children by americans. it is a harsh retaliatory moves against u.s. human-rights legislation. the lower house of parliament, the st
in new town, connecticut. that community. and in fact, the country. paused to remember the 26-victims. a moment of silence was observed in connecticut. and across the nation. at 9- 30 this morning eastern time. the moment the shootings began. at the state capitol in connecticut. a bell tolled 26-times. traders on the new york stock exchange also honored the victims. and for the first time since the shooting. we are hearing from the national rifle association. kron-4's grant lodes has more on that. >> i call on congress today to act immediately on what is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. the only thing that is stopping a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. why is the idea of a gun of good when it is used to protect the president of our country. or, our police, but that when it is used to protect the children in our schools. >> gun control advocates spoke outthe n-r-a suggested today. that an armed police officer should be placed in every school in the nation. >> this blanket statement is nothing more than a distraction is a delay ta
of silence. it was one week ago today -- a gunman opened fire at a connecticut school. murdering 26 people -- including 20 children -- before taking his own life. much more on they day of mourning ahead tonight. but first. we turn to the renewed debate over gun conrtol in america. today for the first we are hearing from the nation's most powerful gun lobbying group -- the n-r-a. grant lodes is standing by with the story. the n-r-a >> this was big. they offered his condolences and waited a week to speak out. and today it doubled- down.undeterred by protestors or anything else. not giving an inch on gun control the n-r-a's solution - a new team that will work to put armed officers in every school in the country.because it says the next school killer is "waiting in the wings" >> i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate what ever is necessary to put a armed police officers in every single school in this nation to read the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. why is the idea of a gun could wind it is used to protect the president of our country?
of silent will be held for the victims of the connecticut school shooting. it is the busiest travel day of the world as at all with winter weather across the midwest we could see thousands of canceled flights again today. >> wind advisories in effect for some parts of the bay area this morning. we will have more on your rain and hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealership. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. test drive! but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. >> kron 4 news at 5:00 a.m. stores now. good morning the top stores on this friday december 21st. it is been 1 weeks as the chesapeake sandy hook elementary school in town, conn. the nation will recognize a moment of si
and the small connecticut town of new town where a 20 year- old boy went into the school that you see there and kill 20 little children. six employees and before that he killed his mother and then killed himself. the questions continue this morning about why he did it. >> it will be a week of funerals here in new town conn. charlotte bacon as well as just a cut rate goes both 6 years old will be that the next laid to rest. the morning continues in new town conn. today to more little victims will be laid to rest. on monday but mourners said a final goodbye to six year-old jack pinto. >> it is sad, very sad. it is hard to take this, losing a sixth gradin a gardener. >> it is so close to home >> students had back to school on tuesday expect for sandy hook elementary students. the equipment was taken from the sandy hook school to another town where the sandy hook students will return to class. >> we are putting our arms around people. >> it is still hard to know why the 20 roll open fire at the elementary school. authorities are analyzing evidence in talking with witnesses hoping to find
. clifford kron 4 news. oakland. and in san jose. behind it. >>pam: in new town, connecticut. more funerals today. for the young victims of last week's elementary school shooting. grant lodes is here now with more. grant? >> six funerals today.and a memorial for a teacher who died shielding her students from bullets. and there are more funerals to come.tomorrow and this weekend. it's the nightmare that continues to play itself out in real life. at least help and support are pouring into newtown, nation. it's the same heart- wrenching scene over and over in newtown. groups of mourners.paying respects.and laying to rest the victims of last friday's shooting. 26 christmas trees line this street. 27 guardian angels representing the lives lost.including the shooter's mother.young women collect donations and hand out christmas ornaments. coffee and food at this local shop are free - thanks to anonymous donations from all over the country. >> the emotional wounds are still fresh. today >> invesgtigators finished processing suspect adam lanza's home. that's where the rampage began.with lanza killi
killed at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut. as the debate over how to prevent tragedies like what happened in newtown connecticut continues. the national rifle association made it clear that they will not back gun laws. for more on the story we go now to elizabeth corridan. >> reporter: the sunday morning talk shows hosted heated debates over gun control. >> "the fact that something is misused, whether it's a baseball bat or the mass killing in a chinese school with an axe and a knife, doesn't mean that you ban baseball bats, axes and knives or guns." >> "but it's obviously also true that the easy availability of guns including military style assault weapons is a contributing factor, and you can't keep that off the table." >> reporter: politicians and activists went toe-to-toe on solutions that could prevent a tragedy like the shooting at sandy hook elementary. the n-r-a c-e-o is not budging from the stance he took on friday, arguing for armed guards in schools. >> "if it's crazy to call for putting police and armed security in our schools to protect our children, then call m
johannesburg, until he fully recovers. newtown connecticut officials are asking the public to stop sending gifts which the small town is struggling to manage. since the slaying of 20 students and six faculty members nearly two weeks ago the town has been the loser would guess from tens of thousands of teddy bears, barbie dolls and soccer balls to flowers, art work and school supplies. officials say they would detail the best ways to help the community after the warehouse full of items are process. >> electronic board of the nasdaq on the right and the opening bell will ring in just a few moments. we have a better than expected jobs report coming up with a drop of 10,000. fewer americans are filing for unemployment. president obama also cutting as a hawaiian vacation short and coming back to washington. the house and senate are also returning to work out a deal for the fiscal cliff. back to the bay area we are following this story in walnut creek, a person is dead after an officer involved shooting. jackie sissel is live on the scene. >> i am on the 1400 block of creekside drive. the contra
, connecticut. good evening, i'm pam moore. tonight - much more on the elementary school tragedy -- with more victims being laid to rest today. but first - kron 4's justine waldman is standing by with more on what san francisco is doing. to try and prevent a mass shooting here. >> the mayor said today that the mass-murder in connecticut renewed. and he's drafted a plan to take what he calls aggressive action against. ammunition. para >> nat lee this is a hollow bullet. hollowed out so on explode. >>reporter: >>reporterit is these hollow-pot bullets that mayor ed lee calls dangerous and deadly. he wants them banned in san francisco. they are already illegal to purchase in the city. but a new proposal would possess. >> the ammo that has been designed by law enforcement for military use has no reason to be in our homes and on ours streets. >>reporter: standing next to the handguns and rifles turned in during the city's biggest gun buy back program. the mayor said he wants these weapons gone. the other part of his plan.is to put a notification system in place so when someone buys 500 rounds of m
round of gift giving for easter. >> residents of newtown, connecticut are trying to find some christmas joy in the middle of tragedy. the town is still reeling from the shooting that killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary more than a week ago. residents there say it's important to still celebrate the holiday. dozens of people are trying to pitch in and help comfort the community. a group passed out free hot chocolate, donuts and panda bears to kids on christmas eve. police officers in newtown will get today off to spend it with their families. officers from surrounding towns will cover their shifts. >> lefty o'doul's restaurant in san francisco has collected about six-thousand toys in a last-minute toy drive. the restaurant's goal for today's annual christmas eve toy drive was to collect 15-thousand new, unwrapped toys. the goal is to provide toys to 44-thousand children in need this year. today firefighters travel around the city dropping off toys at homes, playgrounds and to children they pass by on the street. families who have applied to receive toys can also pick them up at the
does not include the response to the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. but the report enclosed a response to the theater shooting in or rock, colorado and the sikh temple shooting and wisconsin. the red cross says that throughout 2012, it opened more than 900 shelters and have more than 100,000 people forced from their homes. >> analysts say that 2012 holiday season was the worst for retailers is 2008 financial crisis, which sells a growth far below expectations. what chains like wal-mart and gap eat are thought to have done well, analysts expect much less for retailers such as barnes and noble and j.c. penney. experts say that the holiday slump is due to parts of the super storm sandy and rising concern about the fiscal cliff. they say sales rose 0.7% this holiday season compared to a 2% increase leisure. >> netflix's c. ito reed hastings pay with the double to $4 million next year, after he took a pay cut due to the management missteps and this year. hastings pay will include $2 million in stock options. controversy will decisions, including a steep price hikes on subscriptio
. the church pastor says the children were never in any danger. >> connecticut's chief medical examiner says arrangements are being made out of state for the burial of the mother of adam lanza. up from outside conn wants to claim the body of nancy lanza who was shot last friday by her son shortly before he headed to sandy hook elementary school. the funeral home is likely in new hampshire. nancy lanza once lived in new hampshire and her brother is a retired police captain there. it is a will be held tonight in san jose for the victims of last week's shooting. the ban is being organized by supervisor dave cortez. he has partnered with several community groups the residence the chance to share their thoughts and condolences on the tragedy. tonight the battle starts at 630 at the county government center on west heading streets in san jose. paper ornaments will be placed on a holiday treat for the victims. the tree will be on display through the end of the year. we will be right back. >> welcome back. opablo sandoval was a judge in last night's miss universe pageant in lost vegas. 89 women took
to connecticut for a routine checkup. brubeck was a leading jazz figure in the 1950's and 1960's. like " take five " and a legendary jazzman was breaking a racial tensions with planning and black jazz clubs and the deep south and refusing to play at a segregated venues. he was born in concord, california. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ >> mayor jean quan and the city police chief have another town hall meeting to address safety concerns in the city. crime continues to skyrocket. a live report at 6:00 p.m. and a chilling call for help made by the mother of the kansas city linebacker as the granddaughter's mother was dying from a gunshot wound. stay with us. kron 4 news at 6:00 p.m. is coming up, next. >>jacqueline: some light showe
francisco in the nra is sticking to its common stock on the legislation even after the connecticut tragedy. it might not be a white christmas but there is a lot of snowfall in the sierras. will take a look at the conditions, coming up. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> catherine: we have had amazing snowfall in the sierras, charles clifford has the latest? >> reporter: let me show you some of the road conditions. this is interstate-80 at the donner summit. they were out on snow- francisco. a weekend of heavy snow - the skies over the sierra were clear today. and several ski resorts around lake tahoe are reporting record amounts of conditionslefty o'doul' there ig to be more snowfall for expected. >> charles, yes there is more storms in addition to these snowfall the we have had. over 5 ft.. like mere sierra, lake tahoe boasting 62 in. there could be more off snowfall on the way for christmas evening. and wednesday morning and afternoon in. the futurecast futurecast-model showing a winter storm watch in effect for tuesday, wednesday snow levels
at an elementary school in connecticut. 20 children dead six adult are also dead. >> our hearts are broken today. >> for the parents and grandparents sisters, and brothers of these little children. may god bless the memory of the victims'. and in the words of spritzer . hill broken hearted and bind up their wounds. >>--heal the broken heart and mind of their loans. >> ♪ >> when you put those stores to get what it incredible fascinating year. so much happened. we are following many other stories we will be right back on the kron 4 morning news. we are a few hours away from the so- called fiscal cliff. lawmakers will meet in about three hours to try and meet the midnight deadline. we will let you know all about that. before we get to that let us get outside and show you the san mateo bridge. a lot of people are off today. a lot of others heading to work. you can see cars moving along the bridge no problems. >> an ailing former president gets a big dose of medimiracle medicine. >> the oak ridge boys serenade for president george bush. he was admitted a month ago for bronchitis. last week he was d
is moved up its annual gun buyback program in the wake of its months shooting rampage in connecticut. >> people to drop off their guns exchange for gross restore gift card no questions asked. >> the mayor says the city's residents were to be protected. >> we want our legislators to do some. we feel like there's too much talking and not enough action. this is an opportunity for reply acting get rid of guns they do not use that they do not need. there are too often stolen. >> this is a hugely successful program the city says it will destroy the guns is given. says the buyback program started in 2009, lawson was has collected 8000 weapons. >> the time now is 4:27. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news more your forecast. and live look outside at walnut creek we are waking up to chilly conditions is morning more details on your forecast when we come back. wel;come the time is4:30. to in live look at the golden gate bridge. the weather should be not be a major factor. >> scarrves are the present to get. it will be cold as we head into the regioweek end. >> the temperatures will continu
the investigation into the connecticut school shooting. they're looking at the dna of the shooter - adam lanza. they're trying to determine whether there might be some genetic compounds that would suggest mental illness. lab results aren't expected >>> for the second time in a month, someone has been last night. improper mortgage practices. >> our lives will never be the same that can be perceived as bad news or the could be cycled towards despair. or, call will we decide moving forward in the midst of this. >> it has been 2 weeks sends shock, brief and newton, connecticut. how unspeakable could happen but this has shown us the strength of solidarity. at the fairfield hospital campus. >> we are a smaller crowd but it is about what is important. not was is just important for the community but also with the clergy to pray and be together. to keep ourselves strong >> the attention here will fade and morals could disappear. people will resume normal lives and the price will go onto something else but will not change our the footprints. these will be in paris, working together to find a way to move on.
to their schools starting next year. colorado, connecticut, massachusetts and new york and tennessee are part of this plan. the goal is to boost student achievement and make u.s. schools more competitive on a global level. this is a three year pilot program and a mix of federal state fines or will find this operation. >> japanese officials have been prompted to order the immediate inspection of lots of other titles across the country. the tunnel in question, nine people were killed yesterday in that collapse. japanese officials say the concrete ceiling slabs fell on a moving car as well. traffic was running through the tunnel when these labs came down. deep inside that 3 mi. tunnel and the location of the accident was about halfway again. this has made it difficult for workers and rescuers. they are not sure if there are survivors and their but they are still digging. > 96268 m and we will be back in a couple of minutes. >> welcome back. >> k mart on thedoubt futures d >> it is 6:29 a.m.. >> we do have high clouds above but overall visibility is good. you should drive with extra caution. into
at her funeral. wednesday night about 3000 people gathered at western connecticut state university for a tribute to newtown victims. the tragedy has sparked national debate over gun control with president obama pledging to take action. a newly formed group, at newtown united advocating what it calls sensible gun legislation. >> we have 20 children that have passed away and if we don't do this we have failed them. >> tomorrow will be a national day of morning. charges will bring their belts 26 the time for each victim at the exact time of the shootings. >> and bay area headlines police are investigating materials that were stored in a san mateo home. this is the 400 block of terret drive. authorities say the materials were not stable to move without potential of explosion and evacuate the block wall warning other residents. the san mateo county bomb squad was also called on to the scene. >> here is a quick look outside where conditions in the south bay are find traffic wise. it is cold, right down near the freezing mark. we will be back in a moment. >> there is a big drop on wall st
school in connecticut. >> 20 children dead, there are six adults also dead. >> so, our heart goes out to the victims' families. as it says in scripture. to bind up their wounds. (music) (music) >> developing news out of oakland there are two teenagers. a 15 year-old girl is dead and a 14 year- old boy is hurt. spirits. >> of he is believed to be carrying a handgun and they are just leaving the scene. this line creek crossing apartment complex. lyon way is where the shooting happened. this group was family, friends and he opened fire on the family and friends. he struck a 15 year old girl she is dead on the scene. hospital with non-life threatening injuries that will live through this. the police department says that these are not known if there is a connection between the suspect and the victims. however, they were on the scene from just a couple of moments ago when they left. the fire department was also here. i try to speak to witnesses, neighbors, residents, to see if they saw what happened. at this point, many people do not want to mention what they possibly could have seen. for f
hours of learning time to some schools starting next year. we're talking about paul rafeal, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee all taking part in this initiative. the goal is to improve student achievement and make u.s. schools more competitive on the global level. the program will affect 20,000 students a mix of federal state and district funds will go in to cover the cost of expanding the school year. >> and study shows many people eligible for unemployment do not collect their benefits. the study by the st. louis federal reserve bank shows only half of those who qualify for benefits applied between 2008 and 2009. the filing for benefits shot up to 95% in 2010 and 2011. that means about 200,000 people did not claim money they were entitled to. only 5.7 million of the roughly 11.4 million eligible people connected benefits in 2009. the time is 4:42 on your monday morning. coming up on the kron for more in is a live look outside at your approach to the bay bridge. no problems at this early hour. when we come we are back. again taking a look at the damage that has been re
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